Black Christmas trees selling like hot cakes in Britain
Each year, it seems heralds in a new style. The colour on everyone’s lips this year is black – not for the party dress but for the Christmas tree. This year the word is out that black Christmas trees are in and in a big way.
Susan Rose, the editor of Ideal Home, said, “Black and white has been a strong interiors trend for a couple of years now. If you want to do an elegant, sophisticated Christmas, black is the way to do it.”
“It’s a look that fits with all our pale and minimal homes where traditional reds, golds and greens are going to stick out like a sore thumb.”
These black Christmas trees are 6ft tall, pre-lit with 400 white lights and are available for £90. With almost 50 days to go before Christmas, these trees are on top of everybody’s Christmas shopping lists, sales figures from John Lewis department stores confirm this.
Christine Kasoulis, a buyer at John Lewis, said that normally 10 per cent of tree sales would be made in October, 40 per cent in November, and 50 per cent in December.
However, 25 per cent of its black trees stock had been sold and was predicted to sell out soon.
The shopping website www.iwantoneofthose.com has also seen healthy sales of black artificial trees. “Black and pink are this year’s colours when it comes to retro cool fake trees,” says the website.
Melissa Megginson, a buyer for the website, said, “Sales of the black tree – priced £7.99 and £11.99 – were going well.
“I think people are looking for something a bit different to add a kind of statement to their home,” she added.